Stuart Sanks/Shirley Delta Blow

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Aug 11 2020 52 mins  

Creativity through the lens of a Third Grade Teacher & Drag Queen

"Creativity is being authentically yourself, not trying to copy someone else or be someone else."

Stuart Sanks is a Renaissance man of sorts. He teaches third graders at the Studio School in Northglenn, CO. In addition to the standard curriculum, he writes plays for his students to perform as part of the arts curriculum. In his spare time, he performs all over town. Most recently, he has developed a drag character, Shirley Delta Blow, who hosts shows and bingo events. A big city girl with small town dreams, Shirley Delta Blow came west to seek her fortune. Good for you, Denver is as far as she got. She is an event hostess, a drag performer and a queen. Shirley performs on stages all over the state. Her unique and quirky style has lead to shows like Drag Machine and DragOn! at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and Drag Decades at the Clocktower Cabaret, now in its fifth year. She also reads books for children and their families at story times hosted by libraries and bookstores, as well as her FaceBook Live show, I Love That Story. In addition, Stuart travels and trains teachers all over the country in cooperative learning. And if that’s not enough, he enjoys reading, movies and his partner Jim.
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